James Marsh fishing Elk Creek
Angie Marsh fishing Elk Creek
Copyright 2015 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for Elk Creek, Pennsylvania
This is a small limestone spring creek but don't let its size fool you.  It contains some very large
brown trout and you don't want to hook one with too light of tackle.

Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 weight, floating fly line but only if you want to go light. We
recommend a 5 weight, floating fly line for dry flies and lighter nymphs and a 6 weight, fly
floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers.

Leaders:
Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet, up to 12 feet in length are suggested.

Tippets:
Extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X should be available for the leaders we list above.

Fly Rods:
We recommend a fast action fly rod, nine feet in length for all three weights of fly lines.

Fly Reels:
The fly reels you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight lines, if you choose to use them all, should be
light and have good drags. You are subject to hook a large trout in Elk Creek and you don't
want to loose it because of a lousy drag.

Waders:
We recommend waders. There are few places you could fish without them. We prefer the
breathable type but you could use neoprene waders during the winter if you preferred.
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Wading Boots:
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots. You may want to consider the new rubber
sole boots that help prevent the spread of Didymo but we have not tested them on this stream.

Flies:
We always recommend our "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. Our scud and sowbug imitations are the
most realistic imitations commercially available. We have specific imitations of all the major
insects that hatch in Elk Creek . We hope you give them a try.
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Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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